The library of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems provides literature and information services for the institute's scientific staff. The library contains books reflecting the institute's research fields and collects literature on related scientific subjects. Members of the institute can use the library 24 hours a day. External researchers and students may use the library during opening hours.


Vivien Scherr (Librarian)

phone: +49 (0)351 871 1900
telefax: +49 (0)351 871 1099
mail: library[at]pks.mpg(dot)de 


Opening hours


Tuesday -

9.00 am - 4.30 pm

9.00 am - 3.15 pm


Open Access

Use oaFindr to find peer-reviewed open access articles

Learn more aboput the central agreements of the Max Planck Society covering Article Processing Charges:

Searchable List of Open Access Journal Titles with central APC payment

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Article request

Articles which are not in the library collection or licensed by the MPS can be requested.

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Book request

Books you only need for a limited period of time can be requested as an Interlibrary Loan from another library.

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New Books

Jaffe, Robert L.: The physics of energy

2018. Signatur: UO 1000 JAF

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Buscha, Anne: : Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Begegnungen: A2+, Gloss 1)

Leipzig 2007. Signatur: GB 3044 BUS A2+ Gloss

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Fabre, Claude: Quantum optics and nanophotonics: École de physique de Houches, session CI, 5-30 August 2013

2017. Signatur: UD 4847 -101

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